Board Opportunities

Board Member - Treasurer (voluntary)

Brisbane Youth Service (BYS), a respected leader in the Community Services Industry, is seeking expressions of interest from suitability qualified professionals to apply for the position of Board Member and serve in the capacity of Treasurer.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a growing and innovative organisation that creates real change in young people’s lives. BYS is committed to evidence informed practice, monitoring our impact, and delivering quality services to enable young people to navigate life challenges and thrive in the community.

 

About the Board

The BYS Board provides governance and strategic leadership to position the organisation for maximum impact.

The current BYS Board is made up of members with skills, qualifications and experience across governance, financial management, legal, ethics, the non-profit sector, social work, and marketing. Refer to the BYS website for an overview of our current Board members.

BYS employs and supports individuals that are unique. We welcome people from all cultures, religions, ages, genders, sexual orientations, abilities, and socio-economic backgrounds. We value and celebrate diversity. BYS welcomes people from diverse backgrounds to join us in our work as Board Members.

Time Commitment

Board meetings are held monthly after business hours at the Fortitude Valley office and are approximately two hours in duration. In addition, the Board holds two strategy days per annum. Board members are expected to review papers prior to Board meetings, and attend the Annual General Meeting held annually in November. The Treasurer will also be expected to have a key role in the bi-monthly Audit and Risk Committee.

This Opportunity

BYS is seeking expressions of interest from suitability qualified applicants with demonstrated financial skills, including CA or CPA qualifications, to complement the balance of skills and experience of existing Board Members. The responsibilities of the Board vary depending on the challenges the organisation is experiencing. The work of BYS is complex and the expectations regarding probity and accountability to a variety of stakeholders are high.

Please download the full position description here.

 

Applying for this Board Position

To be considered for this Board position please provide your curriculum vitae and a cover letter outlining:
1. Your interest in joining the Board of Brisbane Youth Service Inc and your understanding of the non-profit sector.
2. Your skills, knowledge and/or experience in accounting and / or finance.
3. Your understanding of, or ability to acquire, an understanding of the Associations. Incorporations Act 1981 and the requirements of Boards of incorporated associations.
4. Your ability to actively contribute to a positive Board culture, robust decision making and the organisations strategic direction and long-term sustainability.

Previous experience as a Board member is not a requirement but would be favourably considered.

Please forward your expression of interest to hr@brisyouth.org by 9.00am Monday 12 September 2022.

Role of Board Member

All board members are responsible for the governance and strategic direction of the organisation.